Stabbing victim describes fears after knife attack

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A man has told how he was stabbed in broad daylight while walking his dog in Botolph Green, Orton Longueville just two weeks after moving into the area.

The shocking incident took place last Friday at about 5.35pm when the 42-year-old victim was walking his Labrador along the Riverbank Pathway at the rear of Botolph Green, near to Farriers Court.

The victim, who wishes to be anonymous, said: “I had a stab wound down the left side of my abdomen which is an inch wide and an inch deep.

“It all happened really quickly. It was my first walk out in the area. The people are nice and it’s a nice environment, but I’m a little bit more cautious about my son going out and I’ll think twice about walking my dog there for now.”

The victim, who praised the police’s support, only stayed a few hours in Peterborough City Hospital and did not need surgery.

He was stabbed by a man who jumped out of the bushes and demanded his phone and watch. The victim refused and the offender punched him to the stomach before cycling off empty-handed.

The victim felt some pain and saw blood seeping through his t-shirt when he realised he had been stabbed.

Det Con Fran Scott said: “Extra patrols have been put in place while the investigation continues. I ask that anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us bring the person responsible to justice.”

The offender is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5”10’, medium build with short light hair, wearing blue jeans with light markings or rips to the left upper leg and dark shoes with a bicycle.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers , anonymously, on 0800 555 111.